Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gourd Art Class

Gourd art made by today's class
Today we had 18 people come to attend a class on making gourd art, taught by the amazing artist Gloria Crane.  Gloria talked about the different ways to use and decorate gourds and then the class got down to business.

Painting gourds and learning to stitch colored string, beads, and silver ornaments into their designs took the class all day, but everyone agreed it was well worth it!

"I learned a lot about art and about myself" one student told Gloria.  Thanks to Museum Board member and volunteer Greg Curran, who set up the event with Gloria, and organized and advertised the class.

Today's artists with their gourds

Gloria Crane is a professional artist who brought several of her pieces as inspiration for the class today. We were lucky enough to have her agree to leave some of her gourds and platters for us to sell on consignment in the Museum gift shop.  

Gloria's consignment pieces

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